Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus seen in Leicestershire or Rutland to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes and help add to our scientific knowledge which helps conservation.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. If your wildlife sighting is not in Leicestershire and Rutland, please submit the record to the national iRecord website.

You can now use the NatureSpot App to record in the field with your mobile phone.

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Knighton Park & Spinney, Leicester

Beaumont Hall, University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD. 

Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BT

Cloud Wood, Top Brand, Breedon-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire DE73 8BG

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Free places are available on two training courses over the next two weeks - identifying wildflowers and grasses on verges, both led by local expert Russell Parry. More details

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Leicestershire and Rutland

A new report updates the status & distribution of all species of dragonfly & damselfly across Leicestershire & Rutland. More...


Two of our most threatened butterflies need your help. More...


Free places are available to Leicestershire residents. Learn to identify all of the common shrubs found in Leicestershire hedges. An illustrated key will be provided and you will learn how to use it. You will also be given an introduction to hedge management and the best techniques to maximise the benefit to wildlife.

Spring Wildflowers

Part of the 100 species Challenge for the Saving the Saffron Brook Project:

Adrian Russell

With sadness NatureSpot notes that Adrian Russell has passed away following a short illness. All who knew him, or have communicated with him over the years, will be aware of his enthusiasm and helpfulness to VC55 moth recorders and his diligence as our longstanding County Recorder.

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